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Raiders QB Derek Carr reacts to playing last primetime game at Coliseum

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Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders pulled off a dramatic 26-24 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football.

It was a huge win for the Raiders, not only because it got them up over .500 and in the thick of the AFC playoff race, but also because it was the last-ever primetime game the Raiders will play at the Coliseum.

After the game, Carr opened up about how special the stadium is to him and how much it means to him to give their fans one more big win in a big stage.

“It’s unbelievable,” Carr said of the Coliseum crowd per Josh Schrock of NBC Bay Area. “I love this place, it’s special. Very said this is the last time, right? It’s weird. I’ve spent more years here than I have on any team in my life. So, it becomes home, it becomes family. The smells, the atmosphere, the noises, the things you can hear, those are the memories you keep forever.

“So we can win in front of our home crowd, it means a lot because I can only speak for myself personally, they’ve just given so much for this organization. I just want to see our fans happy.”

Carr went 21-of-31 for 218 yards with a touchdown against the Chargers in what was a tough defensive slugfest.

The Raiders are giving the Coliseum quite a send-off; they are now an impressive 4-1 at home this season. And with their final three home games this season coming against the Bengals, Titans, and Jaguars, they could give their fans even more reasons to cheer.